If you're a freelancer, an independent designer, or a small studio, did you know that up to 30% of your net income could go towards taxes? Rather than just sending off your expenses to get processed by a third party, join us to hear Christy and Michael of CC Tax & Advisory explain the ins and outs of taxation and how that translates to you as a designer.
Join us for the Business of Design Part 2 with CC Tax Advisory – Tuesday, February 20, at WeWork Security Building. Christy and Michael will speak on the details behind taxation and how that impacts freelancers, independent designers and studios through a presentation titled “Keep Your Hard-Earned Cash: Best Practices for Managing Your Taxes with CC Tax Advisory.”
AIGA Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25
Tax season heralds a yearly headache that most people would rather waive off to someone else. But dedicating time and focus to understanding your taxes is as vital to your practice as honing your design skills or engaging with potential clients.
This discussion will cover the basics of bookkeeping and cataloging self-employment taxes, estimated taxes and 1099 statements. In addition, the talk will emphasize commonly overlooked expenses and how you can maximize your tax savings.
What you will learn:
Essentials of tax obligations
How to maximize your tax deductions and determine if you qualify or not
The importance of bookkeeping and expense tracking
About Christy Cano Donnan:
Christy has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2010. Her work experience includes 7 years in public accounting and currently, for the past 4 years, she's been working in private industry for a large family enterprise, focusing on high net worth individuals and their personal and trust tax obligations. She has a strong passion for learning and helping others understand and navigate complicated tax rules, which is why she started freelancing and taking on clients herself, satisfying her mission of empowering individuals and business owners. She holds a Masters degree in the Science of Taxation from Florida International University and a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Miami.
About Michael: Michael Cano is a Certified Public Accountant. He has over 6 years in both the public and private sector providing accounting, assurance and tax services to clients ranging from small business to large corporations in an array of industries. He has strong attention to detail and experience in preparing business compilations, business reviews, payroll, sales tax reports and assisting business owners with their bookkeeping needs. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Masters degree in the Science of Taxation from the University of Miami
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